Over 17,000 People Evacuated From Donbas, Ukraine To Russia In Past Day- Defense Ministry

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – nineteenth May, 2022) More than 17,000 folks have been evacuated to Russia over the previous 24 hours from harmful areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) and Ukraine, head of the Russian National Defense Control Center, Col. Gen. Mikhail Mizintsev, who additionally leads Russia’s humanitarian response coordination headquarters, mentioned.

“Despite all the difficulties created by Kiev, over the past day, without participation of the Ukrainian authorities, 17,212 people, including 2,004 children, were evacuated to the territory of the Russian Federation from dangerous areas of the Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics and Ukraine,” Col.

Gen. Mizintsev mentioned.

He added that because the begin of Russia’s particular navy operation, greater than 1.3 million folks, together with virtually 228,000 kids, have been evacuated to Russia.

Russia launched a particular navy operation in Ukraine on February 24 in response to calls from the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics for cover in opposition to intensifying assaults by Ukrainian troops. The Russian Defense Ministry mentioned the particular operation, which targets Ukrainian navy infrastructure, goals to “demilitarize and denazify” Ukraine. Moscow has mentioned it has no plans to occupy Ukraine. Western nations have imposed sanctions on Russia and Belarus.

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